Meet Our EMDR Trainers

Lillian Ramey, LCSW

Lillian Ramey has 24 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is an EMDRIA-Approved Trainer and Consultant. Having trained in numerous states and internationally, Lillian’s aim is to bring the healing opportunities of EMDR to rural and marginalized communities and to integrate EMDR into the culture of the community by honoring the strengths and resources of the people. Lillian currently has a private practice in Durango, CO where she uses EMDR and other somatic modalities to address the complexities of life and trauma.

(970) 749-4491

Tanya R. Searles, MA, LP

Tanya is a Master’s Level Licensed Psychologist providing psychotherapy and counseling in a professional and non-judgmental out-patient setting in Hyde Park, Vermont. She has 17 years of clinical experience with a wide range of ages and presenting concerns. Tanya is an Approved Consultant and Trainer for EMDR Therapy. She has a passion for EMDR and sees its benefit in the treatment of many people seeking therapy.

Hyde Park, VT
(802) 888-6215 ex. 7

Sarah Penn, MA, LPCC

Sarah is a licensed LPCC and has over 10 years of experience working with a wide range of clinical issues. She is an EMDR Approved Consultant and Trainer and she provides EMDR consultation to fellow EMDR practitioners. She currently has a private practice in Albuquerque, NM which specializes in EMDR therapy. She is passionate about teaching EMDR and is energized by seeing the benefits of EMDR in client’s lives.

Albuquerque, NM
(505) 304-9431

Susan Messal, LPCC

After earning her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Indiana University, Susan worked in residential treatment centers for children and adolescents in New Mexico for 10 years, serving as the Clinical Director for the last residential treatment center for 6 1/2 years. During this time, she was able to obtain evidence-based treatment modalities for their clinicians and was trained in EMDR therapy, amongst other evidence-based approaches. EMDR changed her passion for her career and her work with clients in such a dramatic and positive way. Since this time, she has had the privilege of working in private practices in Lincoln County, New Mexico for the last 4 1/2 years, focusing on EMDR therapy. She specializes in trauma for adolescents and adults now and loves to continue her passion for EMDR work through therapy, consulting, and training. Training clinicians in EMDR has many, many ripple effects in our communities throughout the world. This keeps her passion for this healing work alive, along with her desire to share this with as many others as possible.

Ruidoso, NM
(505) 273-0982


Nancy Anderson, MA, CMHC

Nancy has been practicing clinically for just over 30 years and has a private practice in Moab, UT, where she specializes in trauma resolution for adults. Nancy cares passionately about offering EMDR in a holistic manner to clients and about facilitating skill development in EMDR in practitioners. She is a certified consultant and offers ongoing EMDR consultation groups.

Moab, UT
(970) 366-3638

Lisa Ibekwe, LCSW

Lisa Ibekwe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Georgia, with additional licensing to serve people in VT, NH, RI, PA, UT, FL, ME, SC, and MA. She has over 7 years of experience working in the mental and behavioral health space with children, teens, and young adults. She is an EMDR Approved Therapist and Consultant in Training. She provides EMDR consultation to EMDR practitioners who work with kids and teens. She is the Founder of The Comfy Place, a private practice based in Georgia that specializes in trauma but also works with a variety of mental health issues for people across the lifespan. Lisa is passionate about working with and healing trauma and thus uses her experience in EMDR to bring healing to kids and teens throughout the USA.

Atlanta, GA
(404) 594-1513


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